Cuba after Fidel Castro
End of an era
After nearly half a century as Cuba's president, ailing leader Fidel Castro resigned the position early on February 19, 2008, saying that he would not accept a new term.
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    For nearly five decades, Fidel Castro, who took control of Cuba in 1959, resisted repeated U.S. attempts to oust him and survived communism's demise elsewhere. His story, and the island nation's story, are intertwined.
Previous reports
  • 2007: New Castro, same Cuba
    With Raul Castro in charge, talk of economic reform sweeps the island as state farming fails.
  • 2006: Everyday Cuba
    Rare glimpses of mundane life in Cuba, the routine resourcefulness that gets people through the day.
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